Application

 Cambridge

 NA

 Economics

 2001

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Independent – selective

not known if selective.

 yes (5 A,4 B)

A-levels

(NA at AS; predicted NA; gained A at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted NA; gained A at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted NA; gained A at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted NA; gained A at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted NA; gained A at A2)

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Chemistry, A in Mathematics (Further), A in Physics

undecided yet

probably Cambridge firm, Imperial insurance

yes

yes

Cambridge + Imperial

Decisions about the application

It is famous.

Science in Cambridge seems much better

Preparation

yes

Not much ,just some extra help in physics and 1 mock interview

The Forms: Write what you want but NOT you think they want

The Interview: read a lot apart from A-level especially in maths and physics

Interview

no

no

no

3 subject-based interview
lots of questions in maths and physics

Bernoulli equation, Moment of inertia (rolling objects), explain fundamental integration theory, Digging underground tunnel (pressure and young modulus) etc…

smart and decent

Impressions

campus was big and nice.

nice and decent, at least they didn’t embarrassed me during the interviews!

Final stage

Nothing good or bad…

Looking back

Yes, they are still the best

treat it as a lottery and you will be fine